"Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep" Romans 12:15


What We Believe


WE BELIEVE...


There is one God who lives forever in three persons; the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.   Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He came to earth, was crucified and buried for the sin of all mankind. On the third day, He rose from the dead and ascended into Heaven where He remains at the right hand of God Almighty.   Romans 10:9-10 says that if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord,  and believe  in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

The Bible is the inspired written word of God from Genesis to Revelation;  We believe that it is God's Word to the world, speaking to us with authority and without error. The Bible is the final authority on salvation and Christianity, and "All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work" (2 Timothy 3:16-17).

In the baptism of the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues. The "baptism of the Holy Spirit" is an additional impartation, beyond what occurs when a person receives salvation. (See Acts 8:15-17 & 19: 1-6). This gift is available to every born again believer. This baptism is usually accompanied by the gifts of the spirit, such as speaking in tongues, prophecy, etc. We believe that this gift is presently available to all who believe (Acts 2: 38-39), but is not essential for salvation or regeneration. The purpose of this baptism in the Holy Spirit is to impart spiritual power to the believer to be a witness (Acts 1:8, 5:32). This should also be distinguished from being filled with the spirit (Acts 4:31, 7:55, 13:9, 52)


In the unity for all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ as we seek community together: to become more like Jesus in every way, who is the head of His body, the church. We are called to love Him and one another.  We are enabled to do this only as His life flows in and through us.  Furthermore, we believe that all are needed and significant in the body of Christ and that we are many members in one body.  Moreover,  we believe that because we are one in the body of Christ  there should be no schism in the body but that the members should have the same care one for another.  And whether one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honored, all the members rejoice with it.  And God has set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helpers, administrators, various kinds of tongues.

1 Cor 12

We believe in Galatians 6:9-10 that tells us to not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.  And as we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.  We believe that we are blessed to be a blessing to one another and that when one rejoices all rejoice and when one weeps all weeps. Romans 12:15


And finally, our greatest desire is to see God’s people equipped to do better work for Him, building up the Body of Christ, His Church, to a position of strength and maturity; until finally we are fully grown in the Lord, with one mind regarding our salvation and our Savior, Jesus Christ; being filled to the full with His Spirit and with the power to overcome (Ephesians 4:12-13, TLB).